Gomorrah - _Caress the Grotesque_
(Black Mark, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
Unlike the rather harsh mentality and direction that was essential to the strong debut album, 1994's _Reflections of Inanimate Objects_, Gomorrah's follow-up, is a downscaled version in terms of aggression and anger, though increasing substantially in both groove and focus in songwriting. While some fans of England's quintet may feel less invited to take a listen because of lack of growls, it is the clear and precise attempt at developing a well-rounded feel to the music that need be explored and taken note of. Personally, I enjoyed _RoIO_ a lot and felt that the band had a lot to offer in the future with their music. _CtG_ has some great numbers, most notably "Fireball", "33 Utopia", and "Feed On Me", but at times seems to lack some kind of burst of energy. Maybe trying too hard to focus has lessened the aggressive lunge of the band's musical drive? No problem, when you look past that, the album is pretty strong in its own right.

(article published 18/11/1996)

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